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Annapurna Round Trek - 18 Days

Annapurna Region, Nepal.

Unshackled in 1977 for tourist amusement, the Annapurna region attracts over 60,000 visitors a year. The luscious mountain vista, flabbergasting natural beauty and the exotic slice of Nepal, Tibetan and trans-Himalayan life style that you witness here, are simply unmatchable.

Annapurna Round Trek, as the nomenclature suggests, we literally hoop around the Annapurna range, trailing along the Marsyangdi River, passing through enticing landscapes and multifarious vegetation. Heard about the most popular mountain pass in Nepal? Any idea where the deepest gorge is? Well, this is not an IQ test; it’s just a way to let you know that this compact trek also encapsulates the highest pass and the deepest gorge -the Thorang La Pass and Kaligandaki, respectively. Rich in variety and vistas, the routes offer you everything from the lush green paddy field, the soaring Himalayan facade, to the enticing cultural diversity, guaranteeing you 360 degree trekking experience!

Please note that the outline itinerary indicated as Option ‘A’ below is the standard itinerary of the Annapurna Round Trek. Depending upon the duration and the preferences of the guests, there are two more alternatives to pursue this trek, which have been elucidated below as Option ‘B’ and Option ‘C’. However the description and other relevant details of the Annapurna Round Trek have been presented with respect to Option ‘A’.
 

  Option ‘A'  

OUTLINE ITINERARY

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu (1400m)

Day 02: Kathmandu city sightseeing (1400m)

Day 03: Drive from Kathmandu to Besisahar (760 m/6-7hrs)

Day 04: Trek from Besisahar to Nagdi (930 m / 6 hrs)

Day 05: Trek from Nagdi to Jagat (1300 m / 6- 7 hrs)

Day 06: Trek from Jagat to Dharapani (1900 m / 5 -6 hrs)

Day 07: Trek from Dharapani to Chame (2620 m / 5 hrs)

Day 08: Trek from Chame to Pisang ( 3300m / 5-6 hrs)

Day 09: Trek from Pisang to Manang (3540 m / 5-6 hrs)

Day 10: Rest and excursion day in Manang; Visit Praken Gompa (3945m) and back to Manang (3540m)

Day 11: Trek from Manang to Ledar (4200 m / 4 hrs)

Day 12: Trek from Ledar to Thorong Phedi (4450 m / 3-4 hrs) Or High Camp (4925m)

Day 13: Trek from Thorong Phedi to Thorong La Pass (5416 m / 6 -7 hrs ) to Muktinath (3800 m / 3- 4 hrs) Total trekking span could be between 10 -12 hrs

Day 14: Free day in Muktinath

Day 15: Trek from Muktinath to Jomsom (2710 m / 5-6 hrs)

Day 16: Flight from Jomsom to Pokhara (830m/25min) and flight from Pokhara to Kathmandu (1400m/25min)

Day 17: Free day in Kathmandu

Day 18: Final departure to your homeland



  Option ‘B’ – Annapurna Round Trek – 14 Days  

OUTLINE ITINERARY

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu (1400m)

Day 02: Kathmandu city sightseeing (1400m)

Day 03: Drive from Kathmandu to Besisahar (760 m/6-7hrs)

Day 04: Drive from Besisahar to Chame (2620 m/ approx. 3hrs)

Day 05: Trek from Chame to Pisang (3300m / 5-6 hrs)

Day 06: Trek from Pisang to Manang (3540 m / 5-6 hrs)

Day 7: Rest and excursion day in Manang; Visit Praken Gompa (3945m)
and back to Manang (3540m)

Day 8: Trek from Manang to Ledar (4200 m / 4 hrs)

Day 9: Trek from Ledar to Thorong Phedi (4450 m / 3-4 hrs) Or High Camp (4925m)

Day 10: Trek from Thorong Phedi to Thorong La Pass (5416 m / 6 -7 hrs) to Muktinath (3800 m / 3- 4 hrs) Total trekking span could be between 10 -12 hrs

Day 11: Trek from Muktinath to Jomsom (2710 m / 5-6 hrs)

Day 12: Flight from Jomsom to Pokhara (830m/25min) and flight from Pokhara to Kathmandu (1400m/25min)

Day 13: Free day in Kathmandu

Day 14: Final departure to your homeland
    



  Option ‘C’ – Annapurna Round Trek With Tilicho Lake – 18 Days  

OUTLINE ITINERARY

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu (1400m)

Day 02: Kathmandu city sightseeing (1400m)

Day 03: Drive from Kathmandu to Besisahar (760 m/6-7hrs)

Day 04: Drive from Besisahar to Chame (2620 m/ approx. 3hrs)

Day 05: Trek from Chame to Pisang (3300m / 5-6 hrs)

Day 06: Trek from Pisang to Manang (3540 m / 5-6 hrs)

Day 7: Rest and excursion day in Manang; Visit Praken Gompa (3945m) and back to Manang (3540m)

Day 8: Trek from Manang to Khangsar (3734 m / 4 hrs)

Day 9: Trek from Khangsar to Tilicho Base Camp (4150 m/ 5 hrs)

Day 10: Trek from Tilicho Base Camp to Tilicho Lake (5132 m) and back to Tilicho Base Camp

Day 11: Trek from Tilicho Base Camp to Yak kharka (4000 m / 5 hrs)

Day 12: Trek from Yak kharka to Thorung Phedi (4450 m / 5 hrs) Or High Camp (4925 m)

Day 13: Trek from Thorong Phedi (or High Camp) to Thorong La Pass (5416 m / 6 -7 hrs ) to Muktinath (3800 m / 3- 4 hrs) Total trekking span could be between 10 -12 hrs

Day 14: Trek from Muktinath to Jomsom (2710 m / 5-6 hrs)

Day 15: Flight from Jomsom to Pokhara (830m/25min)

Day 16: Flight from Pokhara to Kathmandu (1400m/25min)

Day 17: Free day in Kathmandu

Day 18: Final departure to your homeland
     

                                                                                                                    


 

  Important  Snippets  

The itinerary prescribed above is the standard template of the trip plan offered by Marron Treks which can be readily customized to match the guests’ preferences. However, the guests are expected to understand that the execution of the trip plan might be circumvented by an array of uncontrollable factors like bad weather, political turmoil, strikes, blockades and other unforeseen contingencies. Besides, the domestic flights in Nepal could be subjected to delays or cancellations owing to adverse weather conditions or technical glitches. It is worth mentioning that the flights cannot be operated in the condition where the visibility is less than 1600 meters. Under such abnormal circumstances, the trip plans might undergo slight or sharp alterations, taking into consideration, the best interest of the clients. Wherever the changes are made, Marron Treks cannot be held responsible for the consequences. Nevertheless, we shall endeavor our level best to make sure that the trip is carried out with respect to the original trip specifics.


Tribhuwan International Airport, Kathmandu, the only international airport in Nepal.Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu (1400m)

Once you arrive at the Tribhuwan International Airport in Kathmandu, you need to accomplish your entry/visa formalities. You will then be received by a representative from Marron Treks and transferred to your designated hotel in Kathmandu. At the hotel, welcome drinks will be served and we will have a short orientation regarding the trip and itineraries. You can then spend the time relaxing and unpacking. The evening is on your own; stroll around the vicinity of the hotel in see how Kathmandu treats you. Overnight at hotel in Kathmandu; breakfast included.

 

 

Day 02: Kathmandu city sightseeing (1400m)Pashupatinath Temple, the most revered Hindu shrine located in Kathmandu, Nepal.

After breakfast, hop in to our transport vehicle and head off for a guided tour to the renowned historical and cultural landmarks of Kathmandu. You will be visiting the sites like- Pashupatinath Temple (the most revered Hindu shrine), Kathmandu (Basantapur) Durbar Square and the Boudhanath (the Maha Stupa). All these sites have been listed in the UNESCO world cultural heritage list. After the entertaining and informative tour, we drive back to the hotel. You can spend the rest of the time as you wish or probably preparing for the next day’s long drive to Besisahar. Overnight at hotel in Kathmandu; breakfast included.

 

Besisahar, the headquarter of Lamjung district in Annapurna region.Day 03: Drive from Kathmandu to Besisahar (760 m/ 5 - 6 hrs)

After a refreshing breakfast at the hotel, we meet our crew members and then set off for drive to Besisahar on our reserved vehicle along the Prithivi Highway (which connects Kathmandu with Pokhara), following the Marshyangdi river all the way. As you glace at the beautiful terraced fields at the distant hills, feel the refreshing wind gusting right at your face; the only thing you could complain about, is your hair getting disheveled! Passing along the beautiful landforms, rivers and rivulets, we finally get to Besisahar, the headquarter of Lamjung district. Enjoy the food and warm hospitality of the locals. Overnight at teahouse in Besi Sahar; breakfast, lunch and dinner included.

 

Day 04: Trek from Besisahar to Nagdi (930 m/ 6 hrs)Nagdi, a small settlement in the Annapurna region of Nepal.

Let’s begin our trek, advancing northwards from Besisahar. We descend towards the Pawa Khola (river) and proceed to a beautiful village at the bank of Khudi River, dwelt by the people of Gurung community. We will take a short steep ascent along an old trail and then continue walking for about four hours until we reach Bulbule (840 m). Relishing the view of Himal Chuli (7893m) and Nagdi Chuli (7853 m), we make a move along the edge of Marshyangdi River finally arriving at the Nagdi Village. Overnight at teahouse in Nagdi; breakfast, lunch and dinner included.

 

Jagat, a small village in the Annapurna region, Nepal.Day 05: Trek from Nagdi to Jagat (1300 m / 6- 7 hrs)

Crossing a big suspension bridge over Nagdi Khola, we walk for about and 2.5 hrs and arrive at Bahundanda, a cluster local tea shops. Advancing further for another two hours or so from here, we will find ourselves in a steep landscape, overlooking the terraced paddy fields. We are now at Sangje. How about taking some time to enjoy the magnificent view of waterfalls and hot springs? There are also few lodges adjacent to the river. By and by, we will reach Jagat after walking for the next two hours from Syanje. Overnight at teahouse in Jagat; breakfast, lunch and dinner included.
 

 

Day 06: Trek from Jagat to Dharapani (1900 m/ 5 - 6 hrs)Dharapani, a small village in the Annapurna region, Nepal.

The route from Jagat to Dharapani, offers an enticing walk along the narrow river valley frequented by waterfalls and heterogeneous vegetation. We resume our trek crossing a long suspension bridge over Marsyangdi River and then gradually make an ascent, which steepens as we move ahead. The valley that seemed to be wild, now turns into a narrow gorge with a thundering river passing through it. We continue the steep climb for about an hour and find ourselves in Chamje. From here, we head on to yet another ascent for three hours to reach a wide valley of Taal, which was once said to have been a Lake that gradually silted up, subsequently causing the river to spread across the valley, looking less impressive than it would have been on a narrow channel and steeper gradient. Taal is the district border between Lamjung and Manang. Majority of the inhabitants here have Tibetan ancestry and follow Buddhist religion. One thing that would perhaps raise your eyebrows is that you actually needn’t buy a bottled mineral water in this region. 

 

The locals have set up a scheme to provide purified mountain water to the trekkers/walkers on much lower price. This is a good way to save your cash and simultaneously contribute towards the local revenue. This area receives less rainfall and maize, barley and potato are the main produce here. The houses here have flat roofs and are made up of thatch. That’s it, we’ve had a lot of information on Taal. Let’s proceed to Karte now and from there we will head northwards and reach Dharapani, which is akin to Jagat in many ways, but the river gorge here is even narrower and the village faces the rock façade rising above it. We will spend the night in this place. Overnight at teahouse in Dharapani; breakfast, lunch and dinner included.

 

Chame, a bustling settlement in the Annapurna region of Nepal, famous for its hot spring.Day 07: Trek from Dharapani to Chame (2620 m / 5 hrs)

We wake up early morning. What’s for breakfast? Probably, Nepali omelet, chapatti and a thermos full of hot tea! We head westwards along the trail for about an hour to reach Bagarchhap. Enjoy the breathtaking views of the Annapurna II and Lamjung Himal. Let’s continue along our trail through pine and fir trees until we arrive at Lata Marang. From here we walk for another two hours and get to Koto Qupar. Before we continue any further, we need to make an entry at the check post. As we move ahead, we will gradually notice the stone walls of Chame welcoming us. There is this large gate with corrugated iron roof. Chame is noticeably bigger than Dharapani. Overnight at teahouse in Chame; breakfast, lunch and dinner included.

 

Day 08: Trek from Chame to Pisang ( 3300m / 5 - 6 hrs)Pisang, a Tibetan themed village in the Annapurna region of Nepal.

Stepping out of Chame, you could just see people opening up their shops, sweeping and setting out goods. We pursue the route alongside the Marsyangdi river to Bharatang. Here you can see the apple orchards and also few lodges. Sticking to the same trail, we move ahead and cross a bridge over the river and then making a gradual ascent, we reach Dhukur Pokhari, a village that overlooks the Pagauda Danda. The Pagauda Danda is a massive sloping rock face, about 5000 m above the trail. Mind you, it’s not just a mere slope of rock; the locals have unique belief clung to it. They reckon that upon death, the soul actually begins its journey after life, flowing through the Marsyangdi river and then finally reaches the top of the rock, referred as the Swarga Dwar or the Gateway to Heaven. Ok now, let’s talk about where we are. Dhukur Pokhari offers a scintillating view of the Paguada Danda, especially the sight of the sunrays propagating along the slope of the rock is awesome. Admiring this beauty for a moment, we now trail along the plain route for about an hour and get to the lower Pissang (3240 m). Adhering to the phrase “climb high and sleep low” we then hike up to the upper Pissang (3300 m) for overnight stay. Overnight at teahouse in Pisang; breakfast, lunch and dinner included.

 

Manang, a popular village in the Annapurna region of Nepal dotted with well facilitated teahouses and good restaurants.Day 09: Trek from Pisang to Manang (3540 m / 5 - 6 hrs)

We descend to lower Pissang. From here, there are two routes to Manang- the main trail which follows the valley floor and the upper path through the village of Ghyaru. To save our time and energy, we take the main trail as it’s shorter and a lot more palpable. As we move ahead ascending through the forest, we see the village of Ghyaru almost teasing us from 400 m above. After we walk till the highest part of the route, we get an easy stroll beholding the prayer flags, bastions and a shrine. After about 2 hrs, we reach Humde. Humde has a remote airstrip and the longest prayer wheel in the region. We trail ahead passing by Sabjikhola (river) and the Nepal Mountaineering School till we finally arrive at Manang. Overnight at teahouse in Manang; breakfast, lunch and dinner included.

 

Day 10: Rest and excursion day in Manang; Visit Praken Gompa (3945m ) and Praken Gompa, a monastery located in Manang, Annapurna region, Nepal.back to Manang (3540m )

Resting at Manang is important in the sense that it avoids discomfort and potential hazards that accompany high altitude travels scheduled in the days ahead. It is recommended to be motile even on the rest day as eating, drinking and lying flat alone do not mean acclimatizing. We can go for hike to Praken Gompa, located at a cliff to the north of Manang. An excursion to Ngawal Lake could be another good option. It offers magnificent views of Gangapurna, Annarpurna II, III & IV. Make sure that you are geared up well, as this area is prone to abrupt weather changes, especially in the afternoon. Overnight at teahouse in Manang; breakfast, lunch and dinner included.

 

Yak Kharka, a small and sparsely populated village in the Annapurna region of Nepal.Day 11: Trek from Manang to Ledar (4200 m / 4 hrs)

Shortly after breakfast, we head on for a 30 minutes’ walk to reach Tengi, a spot that offers basic accommodation to the trekkers. It is from this point that our walk toughens up a bit for another hour or so till we arrive at Ghunsang. From here, enjoy the captivating views of Gangapurna and Annapurna III across Manang valley. We then ascend for about an hour to reach Yak Kharka, a yak pastureland. Trailing along the meadow occupied by grazing yaks for another hour, we find ourselves in Ledar, a small and sparsely populated village. Overnight at teahouse in Ledar; breakfast, lunch and dinner included.

 

Day 12: Trek from Ledar to Thorong Phedi (4450 m / 3 - 4 hrs)Thorong Phedi, the base of the highest mountain pass, Thorong La in the Annapurna region of Nepal.

On this day, the trek continues towards Thorong Phedi. Although the trek duration is short, the climb is marginally challenging. Thorong Phedi is at the foot of the Thorong La pass (the most popular mountain pass in Nepal). We will spend the rest of the day here for acclimatization in order to get accustomed to higher embarkations ahead. Sleep low but sleep tight as we have a tough day lined up tomorrow. Overnight at teahouse in Thorong Phedi; breakfast, lunch and dinner included.
 

 

Thorong La, the world’s highest mountain pass, located in the Annapurna region of Nepal.Day 13: Trek from Thorong Phedi to Thorong La Pass (5416 m / 6 - 7 hrs ) to Muktinath (3800 m / 3- 4 hrs) Total trekking span could be between 10 -12 hrs

All geared up for the toughest faction of the trek, we set off piercing the predawn darkness with our headlamps and torches. Once we cross the last tea house at Thorung Phedi, we make a steep ascent right away. But as we begin to gain the elevation, the route gradually loses its steepness. We pass by many cairns built by the past travelers as a path-mark for the upcoming ones and cross a small valley ahead of a stream. We then trudge up the route for some 6 or more hours and arrive at a large Chorten. Making our way ahead through the prayer flags, we set our feet on the icy Thorung La Pass, a vantage point to behold the magnificence of Mt. Yakawa Kang (6482 m) to the north, Mt. Khatung Kang (6488m) to the south, standing dauntingly tall, like handsome twin brothers! The excitement does not end here; you can also relish the seemingly fathomless sight of the beautiful Kali Gandaki valley. Common, you got to pat yourself on the back for having stood at the most popular mountain pass in Nepal. Don’t let this zeal die down as we still have a lot more to accomplish! After that hype of excitement, we gradually steer along a downhill route towards Muktinath. The descent catches momentum and becomes steeper along the 50 metres massive glacier. Continuing on the steep trail, we pass by a yak herders’ camp and then cross a stream to arrive at a cluster of huts. We then make our way through the meadows and eventually arrive at the Muktinath, which happens to be a pious Hindu pilgrimage site. We must’ve already gotten too weary and jaded to think about anything but a square dinner and tight sleep. We have a rest day tomorrow at Muktinath, which will hopefully rejuvenate us. Overnight at teahouse in Muktinath; breakfast, lunch and dinner included.

 

Day 14: Free day in MuktinathMuktinath, one of the famed pilgrimage sites for Hindus and Buddhist, located in the Annapurna region of Nepal.

Well, let’s not recall the tills and toils we had yesterday, rather, let’s be happy and proud about having accomplished it! We have a brand new day to explore this highly visited pilgrimage site; of course if you are not too lethargic to move out. We can pay a visit to the Muktinath temple complex and offer our prayers. It is a temple dedicated to the Hindu diety- Lord Vishnu (regarded as a Preserver and has 10 incarnations). Every year, a flock of Hindu as well as Buddhist pilgrims visit the site. Overnight at teahouse in Muktinath; breakfast, lunch and dinner included.

 

 

Jomsom, a beautiful city in the Annapurna region of Nepal.Day 15: Trek from Muktinath to Jomsom (2710 m/ 5 - 6 hrs)

Wake up creaking and cracking the knuckles. After launching on the much awaited breakfast at Muktinath, we set off on our footy journey to Jomsom. Most often than not, the routes are downhill through the meadows. A gradual 3 hrs descent from Muktinath, along the banks of the Kaligandaki river brings us to Kagbeni (a settlement of mud houses in upper Mustang). Trailing ahead, we pass through the settlements of Ranipauwa and Jharkot. We then walk through the barren fields for about 2 – 3 hrs before we finally arrive at Jomsom, a village that boasts of splendid vistas and the best collection of trekking hotels and lodges. Overnight at teahouse in Jomsom; breakfast, lunch and dinner included.

 

Day 16: Flight from Jomsom to Pokhara (820m ) and Flight from PokharaPokhara airport, one of the cleanest regional airports in Nepal. to Kathmandu (1400m/ 25min)

We board on a 20 minutes’ scenic flight from Jomsom to Pokhara, getting engrossed in the tantalizing mountainous panorama of Annapurna and Dhaulagiri range. Once at Pokhara, we can either find a connecting flight (25 mins) or drive (6 -7 hrs) all the way to Kathmandu. Upon your arrival a representative from Marron Treks will receive and transfer you to your designated hotel. You have just gotten back from a long trip, so you would probably want to groom yourself and relax. Try out the herbal spa and do away the trekking fatigue. You have an extra day at Kathmandu tomorrow. Overnight at  hotel in Kathmandu; breakfast included.

 

Thamel, a popular spot for souvenir shopping in Kathmandu, Nepal.Day 17: Free day in Kathmandu
This would be the day when you would probably want to indulge yourself in some souvenir shopping. Thamel is your hot spot for shopping. Hoard anything that strikes you but make sure you portray yourself as a bit shrewd when it comes to bargaining. Once you are done, get back to the hotel and do some packing. We have the last bit of fun still in store for you. In the evening, Marron Treks will host a dinner program featuring a range of traditional Nepali cuisines and cultural show. Cut loose but sleep tight. Overnight at hotel in Kathmandu; breakfast and dinner included.
 

 

Day 18: Final departure to your homelandTribhuwan International Airport in Kathmandu, Nepal.

Unless you would want to extend your trip and try out some of our other adventurous packages like Bungy Jumping, Mountain Biking, Jungle Safari, White Water Rafting, Golfing & Paragliding etc., this will be your last day in Nepal. A representative from Marron Treks will escort you to the airport for the final departure to your homeland. It is advisable to reach the airport, 3 hrs prior to the flight schedule.Have a safe flight back home. Please let us know about your desire for trip extension so that we can make the necessary arrangements.



 

  Important  Snippets  

The itinerary prescribed above is the standard template of the trip plan offered by Marron Treks which can be readily customized to match the guests’ preferences. However, the guests are expected to understand that the execution of the trip plan might be circumvented by an array of uncontrollable factors like bad weather, political turmoil, strikes, blockades and other unforeseen contingencies. Besides, the domestic flights in Nepal could be subjected to delays or cancellations owing to adverse weather conditions or technical glitches. It is worth mentioning that the flights cannot be operated in the condition where the visibility is less than 1600 meters. Under such abnormal circumstances, the trip plans might undergo slight or sharp alterations, taking into consideration, the best interest of the clients. Wherever the changes are made, Marron Treks cannot be held responsible for the consequences. Nevertheless, we shall endeavor our level best to make sure that the trip is carried out with respect to the original trip specifics.


Accommodation

During Annapurna Round Trek we will accommodate you in 3 star or 5 star hotels like Hotel Royal Singhi (3 star), Hotel Manaslu (3 star), Radisson (5 star), Yak & Yeti (5 star) or similar in Kathmandu City

In Pokhara City, we accomodate you in 3 star or 5 star hotels like Base Camp Resort (3 Star), Mt. Kailash (3 star) , Fishtail Lodge (5 star) , Shangrila Village (5 star) or similar.

Along the trekking route, there are many Tea House/ Lodges to stay. They provide good services. We will ensure you get the best of the services available so that you enjoy every bit of your trek. 

 

Meals

We arrange the best quality food during the trek as we are concerned about the health of the trekkers as well as the staff members. Basically, we opt for locally available food in the Annapurna Region so that you could a real sense of the culture, living patterns, simultaneously promoting the locally available resources of organic food and beverages. Other than, a wide range of Continental, Chinese, Italian and Indian cuisines like Pizza, Spaghetti, French Fries, Soups, Breads etc are also available for your retreat.

 

Porter and Staff Care

We ensure that all the porters and other staffs going to high altitude conditions are provided with adequate clothing and equipments. They are the backbones of a trek.

 

Best Months

January - June & September - December are considered to be the best months for Annapurna Round Trek.

 

Any Experience Required ?

No former experience required. Physical fitness is the only key to accomplish this trek.

 

Difficulties

Crossing the Thorang-La Pass could pose a bit of a problem to the trekkers. This is obvious, because one has to make a move to the highest point of the trek, a staggering 5416 metres ! The best way to counter this oddity, is to walk gradually in an anti-clockwise direction. Apart from this, there is nothing much to worry about if you have no physical limitations.

 

Our Guides

Guides play a very active role during the trek. Marron Treks has experienced and helpful treking guides who make your trip enjoyable as well as productive. Our guides are literate, multilingual speakers, environment conscious and well acquainted to culture, language, location and every single detail pertaining to the Annapurna Region . This would help our trekkers make the most of their trip.

 

Travel Insurance

It is advised that you arrange your travel insurance before leaving your homeland. The main thing is to make sure that your insurance covers you for both medical and evacuation costs. In some places it is not necessary but it would be better if you have the travel insurance with you all the time. That would make your trip safe and hassle free.

For more queries, visit our FAQ section or contact us directly at  marketing@marrontreks.com


Starting Price: USD XXXX (On request) on twin sharing accommodation basis.

For other special requirements or bigger group deals, kindly mail us directly at: marketing@marrontreks.com

 

Cost Includes

  • Airport pick-up and drop services.
  • Guided sightseeing tour of Kathmandu city.
  • Applicable domestic airfare as per the itinerary.
  • Entrance and monumental fees during the sightseeing in Kathmandu as prescribed in the itinerary.
  • Hotel accommodation in Kathmandu and Pokhara on “BB” basis as per itinerary.
  • All ground transportation costs in accordance to the itinerary.
  • All trekking accommodation costs on full board (B, L, D) basis as per the itinerary. The accommodation will be in the guesthouses/ lodges/ teahouses on twin sharing basis but occasionally in the common dormitory (esp. during peak tourist seasons).
  • Four seasonal sleeping bag (to be returned after trip completion) duffel bag, t-shirt and Cap (provided as complimentary gears).
  • A comprehensive medical kit (will be carried by the trekking guide).
  • Salary to guide and porters for the trekking period.
  • Personal insurance for crew members.
  • All applicable tourist fees, conservation fees, "special permit" fees & TIMS fees necessary for trekking.
  • All government and local taxes.
  • Farewell dinner with live Nepalese cultural program.

 

Cost Excludes

  • International airfare and departure taxes.
  • Personal travel insurance.
  • Lunch & dinner expenses incurred before or after the trekking period.
  • Emergency rescue evacuation (to be covered by the client's travel insurance).
  • Nepal entry visa fee – Visa can be obtained upon your arrival at the Tribhuwan International Airport in Kathmandu. (Tourist Visa with Multiple Entries for 15 days costs US $ 25 or equivalent foreign currency, Tourist Visa with Multiple Entries for 30 days and 90 days costs US $40 and $ 100 respectively. You will need a valid passport and 2 copies of your recent PP sized photos).
  • Tips to the guide, porter, driver, hotel and tea-house staff (Tipping is expected).
  • Bar bills, alcoholic drinks & beverages.
  • Excess baggage charges (luggage allowance for domestic airlines in Nepal is 20 kgs.)
  • Personal insurance and other expenses of personal nature (phone calls, laundry, battery recharge, extra porters, bottle or boiled water, hot shower etc.).
  • Cost of personal trekking gears and equipments (kindly refer to our equipment lists: http://www.marrontreks.com/itineraries/186-25/annapurna-round-trek-18-days.html#equipment-list )
  • Cost incurred due to the addition of extra days or change in the real course of the itinerary because of bad weather conditions, political turmoil or any other unforeseen contingencies.
  • Garbage deposit fees (refundable).
  • Any other expenses not mentioned in the 'Cost Includes' section above.

TREKKING GEARS & EQUIPMENTS

Needless to say that kitting and stuffing yourself out for a trek is almost a herculean task which keeps you mulling and often gets you overwhelmed. But at the mercy of the renting outlets sprouting in every visible corner in Kathmandu, preparing for trekking in Nepal these days is almost tantamount to equipping yourself for a weekend backpacking trip. Most of the heavy and expensive items are easily available on rent, so you don’t actually have to travel Nepal with a cartload of gears. We have endeavored to formulate a categorical checklist that gives you a tentative idea regarding the gears and accessories mandatory for you during the trek. The list could vary depending upon the kind of trek you pursue, the terrain, weather conditions and time of the year. For instance, you don’t need the camp-trek equipments when you are on a tea-house trek. This listing below simply serves as a guideline and you can always have your own checklist. It is always preferable to pack light and the key to this is to carry the gears and accessories that have multidimensional uses.

 

  • CLOTHING (Core & Lower body)

Water-proof (breathable fabric) jacket, Poncho or Umbrella

Hard shell pants (breathable fabric- 1 set), preferably that zips from top and bottom which can be worn over boots without getting undressed, in case of abrupt weather changes

Fleece jacket or Pullover

Fleece windcheater jacket

Down jacket or a Down vest

T-shirts (2 – 3) and Long-sleeved shirts with collars ( 2- 3 pairs)

Nylon (cotton ought to be strictly avoided) hiking shorts ( 2- 3 pairs)

Hiking trousers- one that is detachable from the knees so that the it can be folded up as shorts ( 2- 3 pairs)

Thermal underwear as well as synthetic underwear (3 -4 each – avoid cotton)

Synthetic sport brassieres for women (2 pairs- avoid cotton)

 

  • Head/Eyes & Hand Gears

Sun hat/cap

Woolen hat or Balaclava

Sunglasses/Goggles (preferably the one with 100% UV protection)

Liner, Synthetic or Thin wool gloves (1 -2 pair)

Warm gloves (designed to the shield the sub-zero temperatures)- 1 pair

 

  • Footwear

Trekking boots (1 pair) and spare laces

Running shoes, Sandals or Thongs (flip-flops)- 1 pair each

Hiking gaiters (1 pair) to do away the rocks, dusts and moist feet

Liner socks- preferably synthetic (3 – 4 pairs)

Heavy or wool blend socks (3 – 4 pairs)

 

  • Equipments

Backpack/Rucksack

Duffle bag (will be provided by Marron Treks as a complimentary gear and you needn't return it )

Pack cover (to protect your gears from getting wet)

Day sack/Nylon stuff sack

Sleeping Bag/ Silk liner (will be provided by Marron Treks but should be returned after the trip)

Water bottle

Good head torch along with spare batteries and bulbs

Maps, compass and a guide book

Trekking poles

 

  • Miscellaneous Bits

The items below could seem trivial, but if you don’t have them, you might just find

 yourself sticky and stinky, which isn’t actually good for you!


Toiletries

Quick-drying camp towel

Detergent powder/bar

Toilet paper

Sunscreen Lotion (SPF 20+) & Lip balm

Pocket knife

Sewing/Repair Kit (for tent & mattress)

Emergency kit including a whistle, waterproof match/lighter

Padlocks for bags and lodge rooms

Stuff sacks

Earplugs

Candlesticks

 

  • Medicaments

It is important that you can include the medicines prescribed by your doctor. Below is just the generic list of medications. We advice you to always consult your travel doctor as you might be resistant or allergic to some medicines 


Anesthetics (Ibuprofen/Aspirin)

Broad spectrum antibiotics tablets

Metronidazole and Antacids (for diarrohea /indigestion)

Broad spectrum ointments (Neosporin/ Clotrimazole/Gentamicin)

Antiseptic liquids (Dettol/Savlon)

Assorted band-aids

Small gauge pad

Roll of adhesive tape

Iodine tablets

 

  • Optional Carry

Nothing hard and fast about carrying the items in this list as they are not the basics. Yet, though not all, if you still manage to squeeze in some of these items on your carry, you will not regret as they might just come handy during the trek


Camera, memory card and battery charger

GPS unit Altimeters

Binoculars

Pee bottle for men (leak proof/wide mouth) & Pee funnel for women

Books and magazines

Departure Date

Marron Treks has calibrated fixed departure dates for all the trek packages. We operate group as well as individual/private treks. Please pick the most palpable date for you and book your trip now. If the dates below don’t fit your schedule, kindly contact us directly and let us know about your preference.





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